Wyo. groups appeal judge's fracking trade secrets ruling

Posted: Apr 22, 2013

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ADAM VOGE, Casper Star-Tribune
Fracking fluid

A coalition of environmental and landowner groups has appealed a decision that individual ingredients used in hydraulic fracturing can be protected under Wyoming's trade secrets law.

The group, which includes the Powder River Basin Resource Council and the Wyoming Outdoor Council, appealed the decision to the Wyoming Supreme Court, according to a Wednesday statement.

"Groundwater belongs to the people of Wyoming," outdoor council attorney Bruce Pendery said in a prepared statement. "While water rights can be granted for its use, we all have an interest — and a responsibility — to ensure that groundwater is protected and kept clean not only for those of us living here today but for the people who might need it after we're gone."

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